HC Deb 26 January 1981 vol 997 cc280-1W
Mr. Grylls

asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will publish in the Official Report a complete list, rather than a list of amendments to lists already given, of all the shareholdings of the National Enterprise Board, the number and type of shares held, the percentage of total equity this represents, the total cost of the shares and, where appropriate, the market value of the shares as at 26 January 1981

Mr. Michael Marshall

I refer my hon. Friend to my reply of 25 November. The NEB's latest monthly list, copies of which are available in the Library of the House, indicated the board's shareholding on 31 December 1980. As at 26 January there have been the following changes:

Since 31 December 1980, the board has sold its 26 per cent holding in Systems Designers International Ltd. The NEB loans of £325,000 to the company have also been repaid.

The only shares held by the board which are publicly quoted are its holdings of BL 50p ordinary shares, which stood at 19p on 23 January.